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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Reunion 2010, Part Three

As we were making our way to Tilghman Island from Washington, D.C. when we drove through the CUTEST little town. As soon as we could carve out sometime, we headed to the little town of St. Michaels. And there is the most awesome store ever. Coco & Company. I. Die.

After our quick visit to St. Michaels, we headed back to the house to watch the storms roll by. It was an amazing view.

Once the storms passed it was time to swim. And when I say swim, I mean achieve-amazing-breakthroughs-of-bravery-and-levels-of-water-comfortableness-never-before-seen-from-this-child-swim.

She floated. BY HERSELF. No worries Daddy was always close by.

She jumped. ALOT. Both while wearies floaties and then without. Do you think Daddy looks a little nervous?

She flew! HIGH. Do you think Daddy is starting to look a little tired?

A very wet Anya and Sara hugging poolside.

Hannah then got really brave and swam with the other girls. I think it is so cute how her and Serena insisted on holding hands under the water.

Can you believe it? This is the same girl who screamed and cried after the Halloween apple-bobbing contest because she got a little water in her eyes. Amazing what a little peer pressure will do. I'm just glad I have photographic evidence.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Reunion 2010, Part Two

Well enough of that woman and her daughter on a leash. Back to the cuteness...

The second day we were in Washington, DC was the day we went on the White House tour. Pssst... our codename for the group was "Leftwich". SHHHHHHH.

Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to bring cameras, but oddly enough they did allow camera phones on the outside of the building. If we ever figure out how to get those pictures off of Chris's cellphone we will put them here.

Ha ha! Success! Here are the images from Chris's phone:

Sara was feeling a little camera-shy that morning, so Sara's Mom is hiding in the back row.

Here are the girls in front of the White House... or it could be just a really big white house that has a fountain and an imposing fence. You decide.

After the White House tour, we had a little time to go the Museum of Natural History.

Hannah got to see real dinosaur bones (something she has mentioned wanting to do for awhile now).

And of course, she got to see a turtle. Turtles are always a big hit at the Davis household.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Quick Break from the Cute

My apologies but I had to share this gem of a picture that I secretly took while at one of the museums in DC. We were walking past what could easily be described as a child just beside herself with anger screaming and pulling away from her mother (I assume) in the middle of the museum. The child leash immediately caught my attention and seemed to be part of the child's frustration. A couple of things I found interesting about this scene:
- the disinterested stance of the woman
- the fact that the woman and child are in the middle of the museum - not near an exit or a restroom
- the child leash has cute teddy bears on it

I have never been a big fan of the child leash, nor have I had to contemplate the purchase of a child leash. I was just surprised that this woman was okay with letting this child FLIP OUT in the middle of museum and not attempting to calm her, correct her or at minimum take her outside.

As they say in the South, bless.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Reunion 2010, Part One

Here are all of the girls in front of the Museum of American History. What a wonderful group of little ladies.

This was taken at the last reunion two years ago in Walt Disney World.

Looks like Hannah may not be the shortest of the group. Alexis is tiny bit shorter. Sweet pixies!

The Davis family goes to Washington.

Look to the right.

Look to the left.

Now raise your hands!

Now flip upside down!

The Aerospace Museum was closest to our hotel. It served as a nice refuge from the heat of the day. Oh yeah, and they have cool stuff too.

All of the girls listening intently to Miss Laurie (Sara's Mom).

After the Aerospace Museum, we headed over to the Museum of American History. They had a cool kid activity area in the basement that the girls just had a blast in.

After the museums, we headed back to the hotel to crash and get some dinner. So that's Day One in a nutshell. Stay tuned for more pictures!